Suffering From Performance Anxiety in Sports By Patrick Saunders The Denver Post LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. — On Sept. 5, 2014, at Coors Field, Tyler Matzek pitched a three-hit shutout against the San Diego Padres. Poised and confident, and throwing a 94 mph fastball with graceful ease, the Rockies' rookie left-hander was dominant. Over his final six starts, Matzek went 4-2 with … [Read more...] about Can Tyler Matzek Recover from Pitching Anxiety?
Sports Performance Anxiety
Do You Have Sports Performance Anxiety? For many professional athletes, the pressure to maintain a strong image comes with the cost of hiding their struggles with mental health. Performance anxiety, while it affects many athletes, is rarely talked about in the realm of sports. The performance anxiety you may be feeling as an athlete, although often kept secret, is more … [Read more...] about How To Overcome Performance Anxiety In Sports
Sports Performance Anxiety Have you ever experienced the heart-pounding, thought-racing, upset stomach feeling prior to competing? If you are an athlete, the answer is a resounding “YES!” That feeling is the monster named “sports performance anxiety” or pregame jitters that all athletes have experienced to some degree. If you allow the monster (anxiety about your sports … [Read more...] about Overcoming Olympic Anxiety to Win the Gold
Do You Choke in Tennis Matches? Do you “choke” during tennis matches? Are you a good practice player but under-perform at competitions? Performance anxiety can wreak havoc on an athlete mentally and interfere with your ability to perform at a high level. Performance anxiety in sports, sometimes referred to as “choking,” is stress caused by how an athlete perceives a … [Read more...] about Wawrinka Overcomes Anxiety to Win Australian Open
How to Perform Under Pressure in Sports Many PGA Tour golfers attribute losses to the inability to manage pressure at critical moments during tournaments. For that reason, some golfers have a couple misconceptions regarding pressure: (1) Pressure is caused by challenging moments during a round and (2) Pressure is to be avoided at all costs. While it is true that excess … [Read more...] about Adam Scott on Performing with Pressure